Floral arrangements make great gifts this time of year, but a local nursing home wants folks to know certain arrangements aren’t allowed in their facility.As Meghan Hayward tells us, there are some alternatives.Tis the season to give.And at the top of that list are floral arrangements.But the staff at Stillwater Healthcare in Bangor want folks to know that residents can not have certain greens in their rooms because it’s against state fire code.”We just ask if it could be artificial greens.
A man from Bangor accused of a string of burglaries on the city’s west side made his first court appearance Wednesday.Police say 38-year-old Peter McCaffrey is responsible for stealing hundreds of dollars worth items.Meghan Hayward has the story.A night stroll turned into quite an adventure for Bangor resident Josh Pelkey.”I was walking my girlfriend and her friend home from the Homeless Walk and this guy was screaming help me, help me, this guy robbed my house.
The employees of a Brewer motel spread some good old fashioned Christmas cheer Tuesday, and wore costumes to match.The folks at the Vacationland Inn decided to go caroling after a company Christmas party last year.They decided on a repeat performance this year at Woodlands in Brewer, with a twist.They had a contest to see who could come up with the best old fashioned costume.The one voted the best by her colleagues got a few bragging rights.
We’re seeing a lot of red and green these days, but some folks are having problems with the blues.Kathleen Dumont is a licensed clinician at Kennebec Behavioral Health in Skowhegan.She says about half of the population is stressed by the holiday season.Research shows that during this time of year there’s an increase in depression, domestic violence, and drunk driving accidents.Dumont says it’s important to remember that many have a tough time getting through the holidays.
Police arrested a West Gardiner man on drug charges Tuesday.Timothy Sounier was arrested after a search of his home tuned up more than three grams of cocaine, along with oxycontin, heroin, cash, and a significant amount of narcotic packaging and drug paraphernalia.Sounier has numerous drug convictions dating back to 1993, which include convictions for trafficking, possession, and falsifying physical evidence.He is being charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, and violating conditions of release.
A Mars Hill woman has pled not guilty to charges she produced child pornography that was posted on the internet.31-year-old Julie Carr is being held without bail.The case came to the attention of police when investigators in the United Kingdom found a live web cast of a woman committing sexual acts on a young child.The broadcast was traced to Mars Hill.Carr was arrested in June.She has already pleaded not guilty to state sex charges.She faces up to 30 years in prison.
A group that wants to build a casino in Western Maine has delivered more than 90,000 signatures to election officials.Black Bear Entertainment is trying to get the matter before Maine voters.It wants to build a casino and resort in Oxford.If the secretary of state certifies more than 55,000 signatures, Mainers could vote on the issue next November.
A holiday display in Burnham is helping to ‘light up’ the faces of children and adults.48 thousand lights go into making it.”I think it’s awesome.” says one spectator.And countless hours are spent putting it all together.”It looks realistic.” says a young onlooker.This musical light display in Burnham is put on by Sheila and Clifford Palmer.
The American Red Cross is running a local blood and bone marrow drive right now.It’s dedicated to people like Peter DeGenarro of Winterport, who was diagnosed with leukemia last month.”There’s nothing that he did that caused it, and nothing that he could do to prevent it,” his mom says.
With Christmas just 3 days away volunteers at Manna Ministries in Bangor are stepping up their efforts as they try to make sure families in need don’t go without this year.The volunteers are here at the Bangor Parks and Rec building are working hard but they still need more help.
Over three-hundred members of the US Army will be spending the evening in Bangor.The soldiers have just returned from Iraq.But there was not another crew to carry out the flight to their next destination.So they have been placed in three local hotels.And are headed for Fort Hood in Killeen Texas Wednesday afternoon.They were all loaded onto buses and taken to the hotels.Many of them could not believe the cold weather.And even though they have over a 24-hour lay-over they are happy to be home in time for the holidays.” It’s actually a blessing really.